We have an opening for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in interfacial science, specifically with expertise in free energy calculations and lipid membrane simulations. You will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team working with chemists, biologists, and computer scientists to elucidate the mechanism by which small molecules permeate different biological membranes, such as lipid and bacterial outer membranes. You will be responsible for developing new algorithms and simulation protocols, performing simulations, and analyzing data and results. You will present your work regularly and at national meetings and publish your research and findings. This position is in the Biochemical and Biophysical Systems group of the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division.
In this role you will:
Conduct advanced independent research to predict small molecule permeability thought biological membranes.
Create models of a variety of membrane compositions .
Perform and automate high throughput molecular dynamics simulations to predict permeability.
Develop new analytics to analyze results from simulations.
Work with external partners (Universities, Industry, other National Laboratories) to advance computational biology simulation efforts.
Prepare detailed weekly progress reports to support project needs and deadlines. Prepare written analyses and verbal briefings, and present research results to sponsors.
Develop new and innovative research methods relevant to the needs of Laboratory programs and/or external funding agencies
Contribute to proposals and statements of work.
Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
PhD in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Computational Physics or Computational Chemistry or related field.
Knowledge and experience in membrane simulations and free energy calculations.
Ability to work independently on defined research projects, as well as a member of a team.
Proven publication record in the field of molecular modeling and simulations
Programming experience with perl, python, or C++, preferably in a UNIX environment.
Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Ability to travel, as necessary, to interact with sponsors, customers and collaborators.
Proficient written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills necessary to deliver presentations, prepare written reports and to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff.
Qualifications We Desire:
Experience collaborating with experimental biologists.
Experience in machine learning
Internal Number: 3743990000045265
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